Source of Evil
of my readers asked about duality of good and evil. My response is that
life (nature) is neither good nor bad. Nature is neither cruel nor kind.
Nature and natural laws are emotionless. Bad and good do not exist as
absolute realities. They are relative to things and circumstances. Say
for example, life is good to a little bird that finds abundance of worms
and can feed her chicks but it is not good to the worms that become her
snacks. What is good for one creature is bad for the other. Therefore
nature is good or bad depending on which side you take. Good and bad are
for us humans, the search for absolute good is futile. There is no such
thing as absolute good. We have to concern ourselves with the good that
benefits us and is relative to our own lives.
does not mean that my good should be an evil to you. We humans are
related to each other. We feel that relatedness instinctually. As a
norm, the pain and suffering of other humans affect us. There are of
course exceptions to this norm, but those are aberrations. When we come
to this awareness of our oneness, we realize that our individual good is
in the good of all mankind. My happiness cannot be gained through the
suffering of other humans.
dualism that you experience is circumstantial. Let me clarify this with
an example. You have to sign a lucrative business contract in another
city; however, on the way to the airport you have an accident and not
only lose your flight and your deal you are also taken to hospital for
broken ribs. This sounds to be a disaster and certainly a bad thing.
Next morning as you watch the news from your bed in the hospital, you
are shocked to see that the plane that you intended to take has crashed
killing everyone on board. Now, was your accident a fortunate thing or
was it a bad thing?
and bad are circumstantial. Nature follows its own course unaware of you
and me and what we perceive to be good or bad.
is up to us to use the laws of the nature to our advantage and benefit
certainly leads us to what is good and evil is the result of ignorance. The knowledge of physical laws of the nature will give us the
tool to harness its forces. But the knowledge of the spiritual laws of
the nature or what we can define as awareness, will let us use those
forces to our advantage.
is the mother of all sins. Through knowledge and awareness we can use
the natural laws and benefit from them.
all know what are the physical laws and how to gain the knowledge of
them. But, where and how should we gain awareness? Awareness can be
gained by understanding the interrelatedness of life. Not only we humans
are related to each other, we are also related to the animals and the
entire universe. We cannot achieve happiness on individual level if our
interrelatedness is violated. The health of one cell of your body
depends on the health of your entire body, i.e. the health of all your
cells. If one cell keep growing by devouring other cells, it becomes
cancerous and the life of the entire body will be endangered. The
awareness that we are related like cells of one body leads us to good
and the ignorance of that to evil. One part of mankind cannot be happy
when the other part suffers.
someone sent me an article written by a certain Jack Engelhard. I
shivered as if touched by devil himself when I read this man’s hateful
write up. What he wrote is sheer evil. This man was offended when
President Bush in his speech on the event of the capture of Saddam
Hussein said. "May God bless the people of Iraq, and may God bless
the opening ceremonies of any Olympic Games, we do not tip our flag to
any other nation, or to the world, and in general, we may wish other
nations well, but we do not wish God to bless them. This is unique to
us, unique to our pride, unique to our patriotism, or so it was until
only hours ago, when, hearing Bush say "God bless the people of
Iraq," I gulped and felt unease. I was offended that some other
nation...any other nation...was given that loving embrace …Frankly,
I was jealous that some other nation was given a share of my American
this man represents is evil. There is no difference between him and the
terrorists that he denounces. He is a Jew. But it makes little
difference whether you are a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim or a communist.
If you are filled with hate, if you can't love your fellow human being,
if you are unaware of the oneness of mankind, you are an instrument of
evil, a cancerous cell that is endangering not only the happiness, but
the life of mankind.
key to our happiness and good is in the awareness of our oneness. There
are however obstacles that impede us to be one. These obstacles are
ideologies and especially religions. Religions today are the main source
of disunity and hate. They are the obstacles to the unity of mankind and
hence they are evil. Jack Engelhard is a Jew and hence he is offended if
the president of USA blesses the people of Iraq who are Muslims. If he
were not a Jew and if the Iraqis were not Muslims, if they were all
humans and nothing else but humans, would he as a human be so offended
if other humans were blessed? No! It is ideology and especially religion
that can generate this much hate and cause this much evil. What is more
shocking is the fact that as a Jew he should have known better. It was
exactly the sentiments such as this that lead Hitler to bring about the
holocaust. And now Mr. Engelhard embodies the same Hitlerian spirit, the
same hate, the same bigotry, the same xenophobia and the same arrogant
are again concerned of the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. Are somehow
people like Engelhard responsible for that? The good Jews must nip in
the bud such racist remakes made by a few hate mongering Jews. People
like Engelhard will only alienate the rest of the world from the Jews.
They provide the excuse that the anti-Semite bigots need to promote
their own hate agenda. To stop the rise of anti-Semitism some leadership
must be shown by the Jews themselves. Jewish doctors traveled to Kosovo
to help the Muslim refugees. That is the kind of leadership the world
needs. People like Engelhard must be reprimanded and disowned by the
Jews. Jews know better than anyone else what hate means and they
must be the first to stop its spread.
religions such as Islam explicitly and unabashedly teach hate, killing
and violence. Others, pay lip service to love and unity but in effect
divide the children of man into us vs. them. It is foolish to assume
that religions will bring us together. They will only divide us. They
will only cause hate. They will only do evil. Religions are instruments
of Satan. If Satan was real, he would have no better way to divide
mankind, instill hate in their hearts and make them kill one another
better than religion.